The 5 R’s of Recycling

I learned something new recently. Many of us have probably heard of the ‘three R’s’ of recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But I recently learned that there are actually—or at least were originally—five R’s. So, out of curiosity, and out of a genuine desire to be more sustainable, I decided to do a little research into … Continue reading The 5 R’s of Recycling

Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

Today we are faced with a plethora of different literature media and styles. From physical books to ebooks to audiobooks. From novels to poetry anthologies to short stories. From comics to manga to digital comics to fanfiction to online articles to romance to classics to young adult fiction to smut to… Well, you get the … Continue reading Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

Why I decided to (mostly) stop buying books

I love reading. Ever since I can remember I have loved reading. One thing that I always wanted to achieve was having my own ‘private library’ so that I would always have access to books to read. To me, a private library does not have to be a huge room of books with floor-to-wall bookshelves … Continue reading Why I decided to (mostly) stop buying books

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Please note: this review contains spoilers for ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ You perhaps may never have heard of the book Wide Sargasso Sea, but I can almost guarantee that you’ve heard of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Wide Sargasso Sea rewrites and continues Bertha Mason’s story, as first seen in Jane Eyre. Jean Rhys' … Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

13 Things I wish I knew before I started university

I recently completed my final semester at university (and yep, I’m feeling the recent-graduate panic)! When reflecting upon my time at university, I began to think about all the things that I’d learned along the way—some of which may probably have been obvious to many people, but took me a while to learn nonetheless. I … Continue reading 13 Things I wish I knew before I started university